Weekly Bulletin of Prevalent Diseases

F. W. Draper
1875 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
the McLean Asylum, vice-president, and B. I). Eastman, Superintendent of the AArorcester Lunatic Hospital, secretary and treasurer. Meetings are to be held quarterly, the next at AVorcester on the third Tuesday of March, 187G. -«,-MEDICAL HANGERS-ON Messrs. Editors,-The object of this note is to call the attention of the profession to an imposition that is perpetrated on us at the office of the Stato Hoard of Charities at 30 Pemberton Square. Over a year ago I was called by a medical man to
more » ... medical man to examine a patient, for admission to tho asylum for the insane. On the following day we proceeded to the oilice, then in City Hall. There wo were met by a certain middle-aged physician, who bad the papers all ready ; ho had, as he stated, examined the patient tit the request of her friends. My services were, of course, dispensed with. A short time ago I went on a similar case. Again we were met by this gentleman, who had examined the patient. AVe told him on this occasion that his services were unnecessary. Other medical men have been imposed on as above. It would seem as if some medical gentlemen hang about this office, and are zealous to have their names down in these cases for the sake of the ' fee, which is $3.00. Very respectfully, M. D. WEEKLY BULLETIN OF PREVALENT DISEASES Tun following is a bulletin of the diseases prevalent in Massachusetts during the week ending December 18, 1875, compiled under the authority of the State Board of Health from the returns of physicians representing all sections of the State : -The summary for each section is as follows : -
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